Tonight the TISL bids farewell to 2018. This has been a year of substantial growth where we’ve welcomed over 40 new players to the league.
The week before the break is always the most chaotic. Teams have always struggled to field enough players and this year will be no different. What it does is provide for a wide open week in which anything can happen.
The Top Dogs can be crowned Fall Champions with a win over Legacy. While Top Dogs are the favourites, Pistol Paul Callahan was reminding Jeff Simsons that last time these team met, it was Legacy who walked away with the 3 points. An intense stare-down followed with neither player backing down – that is until the waitress asked if they’d like another and all was well again.
The Scorpions and Rebels sit 1 point behind Top Dogs and they’ll need to win their games against Sharks and Bandits respectively, and hope that Top Dogs don’t win. Orange Crush are a further point behind and even with a win against Titans, it’s unlikely that the other 3 all lose their games.
On a final note to close out the year, Nader Sabahi of Bandits and Amogh Reddy of Rebels are returning to school and their time in the league has come to an end. Please take a moment to say goodbye.
The mid-season re-balance will occur in mid-January, which is a little bit later than in prior years. With 8 teams, 8 captains and 104 players it’s a lot of work to achieve a good balance so more time is needed.